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About Debra

        Debra Ann Miller is a professional actress, vocalist and voice-over talent with over 30 years of experience as a performer for live audiences, television, and film. Debra has balanced her career between commercial and educational theater since graduating from Michigan State University’s Department of Theater in 1985.  Debra toured the country with such prestigious children's theater companies as Artreach, now the Children's Theater of Cincinnati, and Child's Play Touring Theatre. Since 1997, she has traveled the country with Michael Krebs of With Lincoln Production as one of our nation’s more controversial First Ladies, Mary Todd Lincoln in Visiting the Lincolns; accompanying him to such places as the University of West Virginia, the Gerald R Ford and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Library and Museums, and The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

        In 2010 she began creating her own company focused on writing and producing one-woman plays in which she portrays important historical figures such as authors Jane Austen, Beatrix Potter, Mary Shelley, Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, as well as a one-woman performance as Mary Todd Lincoln entitled Mrs. Lincoln’s Salon. Debra still works in the Chicago Theatres; most recently she starred in A Midwinter Mummers Tale, and In the Observarium for Terra Mysterium Theatre, Flanagan's Wake at the Noble Fool Theater, and as Rose Kennedy in Chicago Dramatist's production of Rosemary at the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre. Debra won Best Actress in the 2004 Chicago Indiefest for her performance in her first film, Zen Noir.

What people are saying...


"Debra, you are brilliant. This was absolutely amazing! Thank you for this wonderful performance which I know must have required an immense amount of research. I loved it and learned so much!”

Syrie James
Niles Maine Public Library Member
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